| Jan 22, 2015
| 3:59 PM
Eerie fluorescent blue patches of water glimmering off Hong Kong's seashore are magnificent, disturbing and potentially toxic, marine biologists say.
The glow is an indicator of a harmful algal bloom created by something called Noctiluca scintillans,...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 4:25 AM
Mass die-offs of hundreds — sometimes hundreds of thousands — of fish, birds and other animals appear to be increasing in both frequency and in the numbers of individuals involved, according to a new study.
The report by researchers at...
| Jan 18, 2015
For one week last August, Hampton Roads followed the progress of a sickly young sei whale as she swam erratically in the rivers and creeks of the Chesapeake Bay before she finally died.
A necropsy found the whale had ingested a sharp, rigid shard from a...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 3:13 PM
California’s only known wild wolverine is still alive and roaming somewhere in the Tahoe National Forest, but he is nearing the end of his natural life.
The elusive, mysterious carnivore, first spotted in 2008, has managed to live free in the...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 7:12 AM
They are the Christmas tree ornaments of the Everglades, snails with shells colored in brilliant swirls of pink, blue, white and yellow.
South Florida's unique species of tree snail -- wiped out of Broward and Palm Beach counties by urban development --...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 10:00 AM
Has the thought of swerving your car into oncoming traffic ever popped into your head? What about the thought of a stranger, nude? Or sliding a knife into someone's gut? As David Adam reports in "The Man Who Couldn't Stop: OCD and the True Story of a Life...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 2:47 PM
A new analysis of Ebola cases in West Africa predicts that the epidemic in Liberia could be eliminated by June if medical workers can hospitalize 85% of those infected.
"That's a realistic possibility but not a foregone conclusion," wrote lead author...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 5:37 PM
Where did the ingredients for life on Earth come from? Many scientists think the basic chemical building blocks for biology were delivered via comet, but the building blocks -- and the building process -- remain a mystery.
Now, a team led by French...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 4:17 PM
Laguna Canyon Creek's degree of environmental value is likely to be a prime talking point when the California Coastal Commission discusses a 30-unit artist work/live project proposed for Laguna Canyon.
The public hearing is set for Jan. 8 in Santa...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 5:05 AM
PHILADELPHIA When Jason Weckstein looks at a bird, he doesn't see just a creature with feathers that flies.
He sees the bird as a teeming community of tiny creatures, some of which live and feast on its feathers, or that roam more widely and engage in...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Fire up that dictionary application, or reach for a real one if you can. Even Fyuan “Diane” Jiang has a tough time putting into layman’s terms exactly what she’s done.
“The watered-down version is I grew E. coli,”...